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Graduate Diploma in Ministry

Postgraduate Course

About this Course

The Graduate Diploma in Ministry is designed to provide students with a holistic preparation for roles which bring glory to God through Christian work in both word and deed.

As Tabor’sfoundational postgraduate study option, the Graduate Diploma offers students the opportunity to further build upon knowledge and skills developed in undergraduate courses (B.Min/B.Theology). This comprehensive course offers a standalone qualification while also serving as a bridge into further coursework and research awards in the Master of Ministry/Doctor of Ministry programs.

The course content studies the Biblical basis of Christian ministry and reflects on the purpose/s and practice of ministry in its various forms. Students complete a balanced program of biblical studies, Christian history and thought, and case studies in ministry contexts.  Students also have the opportunity to specialise in a discrete ministry area including church leadership, pastoral care, youth and young adults, contextual mission or intercultural studies. The Graduate Diploma in Ministry offers a diverse and relevant range of options to students and all subjects are facilitated by academics with passion and experience in Christian life and ministry.

Ministry Studies have been offered at Tabor for more than 30 years, and were borne from a desire to  equip graduates with the practical abilities needed to engage in a diversity of ministry callings.  In addition to their academic excellence, Tabor courses prepare students for theological and personal reflection with an aim of teaching how to think rather than what to believe. In line with our focus on personal growth, considerable spiritual formation and mentoring occurs throughout the award, providing time and space for students to grow in their relationship with God.

Professional Outcomes

Graduates may find employment as pastors or leaders in church or parachurch organisations. Alternatively, the course may be used as a form of personal or professional development for those already engaged in ministry. Graduates who pursue further studies may find employment within Christian tertiary education institutions.

Course Structure

4 Subjects total
2 Core
2 Electives


The Trinity & Pastoral Ministry
Christian Leadership


Elective 1
Elective 2

What do I need for entry?

Academic Requirements

Successful completion of a 3-year Bachelor's degree in Ministry, Theology, or approved equivalent.

How long does it take?

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent.

Where can I study?

You can study on-campus, online or a mix of both.
Offered fully online

How much does it cost?

When can I start?

Semester 1 – February
Semester 2 – July

Additional Information

Course Codes

Tabor: TM814M
SATAC: Not applicable

Course Level

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School of Ministry, Theology and Culture